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Do You Think Attractive People Flock to Certain Cities?

Poor Philadelphia. In a survey conducted by Travel and Leisure, its residents were voted the least attractive people in the United States. (Philadelphians also "won" the titles of least stylish, least active, least friendly and least worldly. Oof.)

I have never been to Philadelphia, but c'mon, its citizens can't possibly be that bad! With that said, that every time I walk around New York or Paris, it seems like the annual Beautiful People convention is going on. Do you think that certain cities attract beautiful people, or is this just a nasty stereotype?


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phree2b phree2b 9 years
Beautiful people are everywhere, you just have to see..
Nataliee2007 Nataliee2007 9 years
Liverpool's Full Of beautiful Girls
kiki219 kiki219 9 years
YES! get me out of Portland. I'm tired of these ppl thinking that they are in a big city, and acting upperly mobile. get over it! And these freaks from montana and idaho are starting to swarm in here like a bunch of flies that you just want to kill with one of those flourecsent lights. its like portland is the light to them, but im just wondering when they are all going to touch it and die (i dont want anyone to die... JUST GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM!)
miliy miliy 9 years
im beautiful & i live in not certain place that says every body from here is beautiful
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
depends on ones def. of beautiful..hustle/bustle towns Attract business people.
susanec susanec 9 years
I live in the Denver area and we (Denver/Boulder) or some combination tend to make a lot of the positive lists (or Colorado as a whole, when it comes to activity levels). Some are subjective, some aren't but they certainly aren't the end all be all. There are pluses and minuses everywhere and for individuals in a certain place at a certain time, no matter how otherwise statistically appealing.
laurafox laurafox 9 years
I live in San Diego and Los Angeles and come on, let's be honest: the volume of attractive people in both of these cities is significantly higher than many other places. I don't know what it is, but my best guess would be that the beautiful people go where the beautiful people already are. For me, choosing to live in Hollywood was influenced by the fact that I knew I would be surrounded by the stylish, which I happen to enjoy. It's a personal choice, which every girl has to make for herself, to reference Clueless :-)
Rachiepop Rachiepop 9 years
While there are beautiful people everywhere certain cities do tend to draw in more beautiful people a lot of it is due to the resources they offer them. High end shopping and products gain big points.
babylish babylish 9 years
I think people living in metropolitan cities tend to be more EXPOSED to more esthetic-centered media, or it may simple be more about the types of jobs in these cities where many to have to care about appearances (in the very least, look professional)
mfern64 mfern64 9 years
A couple of years ago we went to South Beach. All you hear about South Beach is that EVERYONE is beautiful, tan, and skinny. I was surprised that most of the people were normal, healthy sized, and not overly glamorous. I felt very comfortable in all of my averageness.
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
It seems like there are different degrees of healthiness in different places. I live in San Diego, and people seem to be more focused on being in shape here than in other places. Maybe it's the fact that it's bikini season 9-10 months out of the year? Hmm.
keiraz keiraz 9 years
I think sad and depressinmg places have more naturally beautiful people. Like East Europe for example..
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I would have to say that people in certain cities do usually look better but I think it's because people feel that they have to live up to a certain standard. I don't think that people flock to a city because they are attractive but they become more attractive if the people around them are.
Cymone Cymone 9 years
The survey didn't say it was the least attractive city of America. It just recieved the least votes of attractiveness out of the whole 25 cities on the list! Jesus people did you read the question?
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Right on, girl! :highfive: It's kinda crazy that we don't see people from LA or Vegas getting upset over being seen as the least intelligent cities! PS>>>> I LOVE your avy! Jackie Brown is THE bomb.
marcella marcella 9 years
JennaV -- I like your point about stupid people. Maybe we should do IQ tests all over the country and make surveys about the stupidest cities and towns in America. Focusing on arbitrary beauty classifications isn't a helpful gage to determine where to move. I need to know where the stupid people are and make sure to move far, far away from there.
marcella marcella 9 years
I live in Philly, but am not from the area. I've lived in London, NYC, Chicago, Washington, DC, and San Fran. There are ugly people everywhere... and beautiful people everywhere. Philly might be considered ugly because it seems that there is more of a mixture in this city than other places. Lots of Black, Asian and Hispanic people live here and maybe they don't think ethnic people are beautiful. I'd love to see what they define beauty to be. I think it's incredibly subjective and surveys like this recall the Nazi's "super-race" idea. If we continue to only think one kind of person is beautiful, we are never going to have any racial harmony or progress.
mnp mnp 9 years
I believe that beautiful people flock to certain cities. You'd never go to Boston to look for beach-blonde and suntanned folks who spends most of their days at the beach in a string bikini so they take the effort to look good. I agree with Vinnie, too.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
What about the other side of the coin (well, kinda) dumb people flock to Los Angeles and Las Vegas?
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
This is by far the weirdest question I've heard in a while. This has no truth to it; none what so ever. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, theres no way to ever know if this is true or not.
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
I am a Philadelphian. Born and raised and still here. I don't take this survey seriously. If you walk around center city, sure you will see tons of beautiful people, people jogging on the street, crowds at the gym, new gyms opening all the time... but if you go to other sections of the city, you WILL see some people who are less than attractive and/or fit. Not all, but some. I guess I was just amused by the survey because I do travel, go to the gym, and I think I'm a pretty friendly girl. Oh well, less competition for the men, right?
searcyqueen searcyqueen 9 years
Hotties are everywhere..........even here in ARKANSAS!
vinnie vinnie 9 years
There are beautiful people everywhere, but there is a concentration of "beautiful people" in cities that support industries such as movies, TV and modeling.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Hehehe Gigglesugar. . .well one thing we can say is that San Francisco is one of the fittest cities in the country! If you rank that among the things that determine attractiveness, then that should help bump us up a bit ;-)
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 9 years
I think that there is always a bit of truth behind every stereotype, but I don't think that Philadelphia is definately a city for the ugliest! From my experience NYC was the least friendly city! I think when people think of Philadelphia they just think of overweight people munching on cheesesteaks all day drinking beer at a baseball/hockey game, and thats not how everyone obviously lives their lives.
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